Talking Tesla

Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom talk all things Tesla.

Ep 92 - Elon's Double Double

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

http://nwpr.org/post/challenging-idea-electric-vehicles-are-rich

Poor people spend more of their income on gas and transportation and their neighborhoods often are more exposed to air pollution.At the EV Roadmap Conference in Portland Tuesday, experts discussed how electric cars could help on both fronts.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - from the Queen of England  The Queen is Green

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40339564

allows the government to require the installation of charge points for electric vehicles at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers, and to require a set of common technical and operational standards. This will ensure charge points are convenient to access and work seamlessly right across the UK

Tesla Music Service

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbyowsinski/2017/06/24/the-proposed-tesla-music-service-might-not-be-what-everyone-thinks/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

Shorting Tesla Stock

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/06/23/why-so-many-people-are-shorting-tesla.aspx

The little EV that could

https://www.zap-map.com/plug-in-adventures-plans-10000-mile-rally-in-a-nissan-leaf/

The Bolt is safe too!

http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/06/chevrolet-bolt-earns-iihs-top-safety-pick-award-videos/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New Model 3 photos surface, pointing to 300+ mile range and interior details

http://www.teslarati.com/new-model-3-photos-surface-pointing-300-mile-range-interior-details/

The aero wheels look much better than the version they sold on the MS (8/2013), I wonder how much more range they net you? The old wheels cost $2500 and provided a 3% boost (https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/are-aero-wheels-range-improvements-writing )

Autonomous Driving

https://www.wired.com/story/congress-autonomous-self-driving-car-regulations/amp

In the absence of any federal oversight, California, Nevada, Michigan, and other states wrote their own rules. Each takes a different approach

Batteries, Gigafactory, Energy Storage

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/22/15855060/tesla-china-factory-talks-production-eletric-cars

Tesla is ‘actively talking to other automakers’ about opening up its Supercharger network, says CTO JB Straubel

https://electrek.co/2017/06/19/tesla-supercharger-sharing-automakers/amp

last time that the possibility of Tesla sharing the network was brought up was back in September 2015 - in Germany, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is in talks with “some [auto] manufacturers” about sharing the network.

Tesla has also joined the CCS charging standard association, which means that they plan to take steps to promote the system, which could, in turn, mean broader compatibility at their Superchargers than their current proprietary connector.

SpaceX & Aerospace

 

Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch 10 satellites into orbit (part deux)

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/25/15855640/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-launch-iridium-next-satellites-watch

 

SUNDAY the second of two launches are part of Iridium’s plan to create a large constellation of 66 telecommunications satellites in lower-Earth orbit called Iridium NEXT. It will deliver mobile voice and data coverage all over the planet, including over the ocean and at the poles. The first 10 satellites were launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in January; today’s launch will bring the number of satellites in space to 20. When fully completed, the constellation will also be used to provide a minute-by-minute tracking system for airplanes

This particular rocket previously flew in January, when it was used to put 10 satellites into orbit for communications company Iridium.

NEXT SpaceX Launch is 7/4/2017 4:35pm


Links from LETTERS:

Light post charging. Here's your light post charging :-)

https://youtu.be/rKaEhBjt1ls

Ubitricity a German company: https://www.ubitricity.com/en

 

 

There is an interesting press release from the CSEM (Swiss research center) at https://www.csem.ch/Doc.aspx?id=46634) about combining photography and photovoltaic panels; basically the ability to print an image on a photovoltaic surface. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6soDzlsX-c

 

 

Steven Peeters - New world record longest distance

http://www.silver-lining.be/2017/06/one-crazy-trip-and-a-new-world-record/